Illinois Material Handling Acquires Chicago Lift Truck

The addition further strengthens Illinois Material Handling's service and presence in the Chicago metro marketplace.

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ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL — Otto J. Wolter, CEO of Wolter Group LLC, announced that Illinois Material Handling, a division of the company, has acquired Chicago Lift Truck. Founded in 1966, Chicago Lift Truck is a family-owned material handling dealership located in Chicago, Illinois. Much of its staff will assume positions under Illinois Material Handling, joining a company also known for its strong family history, dating back to 1962.

“This is a win-win for customers of Chicago Lift Truck and Illinois Material Handling. Illinois Material Handling is a distributor for Hyundai, Komatsu, Big Joe, Marriotti, Genie, JLG, Lift King, Lowry, Noble and PowerBoss and offers the deep resources of one of the largest material handling dealerships in the country. The Chicago Lift Truck staff will further strengthen our service and presence in the Chicago Metro marketplace” said Jerry Weidmann, president of Wolter Group.

Chris Hillas will serve as a newly appointed Account Manager for the Chicago area, with Jeff Cubero continuing to provide quality repair service to accounts in the Chicago Metro area.

Illinois Material Handling is a member of the Wolter Group of companies, which operates one of the nation's largest material handling distributors. The company delivers service to more than 10,000 customers in its three-state service area. Other Wolter Group companies include Wolter Power System, specializing in new industrial engines and generators; Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., one of the nation’s largest full-service material handling distributors, and Fleet Services which offers ways to improve fleet performance to reduce the cost of materials handling.

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